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Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra disappears before verdict in negligence case

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra disappears before verdict in negligence case

Thailand's military ruler said Friday that authorities are searching for Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister whose government he ousted in a coup three years ago, after she failed to appear for a verdict in a criminal case that could send her to prison for 10 years.

Yingluck's whereabouts were not immediately known, and her absence fueled speculation that she had left the country.

An official of Yingluck's Pheu Thai party who is close to the Shinawatra family told the Associated Press that she was no longer in Thailand. The official gave no other details, and declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject.

Yingluck, who became Thailand's...

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